Venue Review: Rancho Las Lomas

Because I work in Orange County, I’m lucky enough to get to see lots of amazing venues. However, none had really caught my attention until yesterday, when I  first set eyes on Rancho Las Lomas.

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The 32-acre private estate nestled in Silverado Canyon is no less than absolutely gorgeous. I felt like I was in a cross between a Spanish villa and Gilligan’s Island! Guests can stroll terra-cotta pathways through botanical gardens and orange groves, or perhaps sneak a peek at the property’s exotic bird and animal collection that boasts zebras, tigers, peacocks and toucans. There are also plenty of unexpected surprises placed around the property as well, such as a cherry red telephone booth and a vintage Ford car, that can be used for unique photo opportunities.

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Wedding ceremonies are held in the Teatro, an open-air theater with a marble stage that is surrounded by oak and sycamore trees and can seat up to 300 people.

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Receptions can be held either outdoors or indoors, with a choice of two indoor facilities. The hacienda style Conference Center at the top of the plateau is a spacious, light-filled space that’s ideal for larger groups, while Rick’s Cafe, a four story Casablanca-style villa built into the side of a hill, has an abundance of nooks and crannies that are perfect for creating an intimate atmosphere with a smaller group. Both are also adjacent to a beautiful reflecting pool and patio overlooking the rest of the property that can serve as the cocktail location.

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Here is some more detailed information, from Here Comes the Guide:

Fees & Deposits

A $750 security deposit is required to reserve your date and is returned after the event, depending on the facility’s condition. The nonrefundable rental fee is $8,000, payable 60 days after booking the site. The fee includes use of both indoor and outdoor facilities for a specific time frame.

Off-season and weekday rates range $2,500–6,000; call for more information.

Availability

Year-round, daily, 8am–midnight.

Catering

Provided

Alcohol

Provided

Site Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: provided Sat and Sun;
optional Mon–Fri with special pricing
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: through caterer
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: BYO
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
Parking: valet required, extra charge
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: gas double grill
Cleanup: caterer
View: garden, Cleveland National Forest
Meeting Equipment: BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
w/ Restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Site Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Garden
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds
Mountains

Site Type

Garden
Ranch/Farm
Private Estate
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building

Restrictions

Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: allowed in designated areas
Music: amplified OK with restrictions; indoors until midnight, outdoors curfew 9pm Sun–Thurs or 10pm Fri–Sat
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: extra required
Other: no rice, petals or confetti

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Venue Review: Rancho Las Lomas

  1. I should have had a tiger at my wedding

  2. carol kemp

    That venue looks beautiful! I love all of the information you have provided. Thank you!

  3. nathankempy'all

    With this kind of input and information, I want to get married right now!!!

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